Green Room

Oh my: Filner facing felony charge; Update: Guilty plea?

posted at 1:16 pm on October 15, 2013 by

Last we heard from former Congressman and Mayor Bob Filner, he was packing up his office in San Diego after being pressured into resigning from office after an avalanche of sexual harassment allegations.  It turns out to have been worse than that:

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, who resigned from the helm of California’s second-largest city following a string of sexual harassment allegations, has been charged with false imprisonment and battery, the San Diego Superior court said on Tuesday.

Filner was charged with felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor counts of battery involving three women, and a hearing would be held later on Tuesday, the court and state prosecutors said.

As we’ve repeatedly wondered over the last few months, what did Filner do while he was in Washington? This kind of predatory behavior, if proven, doesn’t just erupt overnight at the age of 70.

Update: The Democrat originally pleaded not guilty at an arraignment today, but local reporter Ashlee DeMartino reported immediately afterward that Filner changed his plea:

Three charges, but no word if the felony false imprisonment was still one of them. I’m guessing the felony charge frightened Filner into cutting a deal to keep it all at the misdemeanor level.

Update: According to ABC, the guilty plea includes the felony.

Recently in the Green Room:

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Thank God the Democrats are protecting women from Republicans…

Chris of Rights on October 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Resume building for Democrats.

tommer74 on October 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Name that party.

BobMbx on October 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Filner 2016!

mankai on October 15, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Couldn’t have happened to a bigger a-hole. I campaigned against the dirtbag in 2010, and he was just as sweet then as he is now. Biggest jerk I’ve ever met.

JusDreamin on October 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Waitaminutewaitaminutewaitaminute !!!!! San Diego is California’s second largest city? I had no idea!

ExpressoBold on October 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Waitaminutewaitaminutewaitaminute !!!!! San Diego is California’s second largest city? I had no idea!

ExpressoBold on October 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

Not only that, San Diego is the eight largest city in the United States.

Hayabusa on October 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

WAR ON WOMAN!!!

Tbone McGraw on October 15, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Filner is an archetypal democrat.

jaime on October 15, 2013 at 7:40 PM

…I want to see his picture again…it’s almost Halloween!

KOOLAID2 on October 15, 2013 at 10:42 PM